ActiveCamp in NYC, much more than the price of admission!

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Hello my friends!

Let's say that I was one of those people that needed a little "push" from a friend to join activerain! And lets say that I was also someone that once I joined needed a little bit of good orderly direction from friends (thanks Susan Mangigian!) to realize the value in AR! Now let's say that my EYES are wide open and I feel like there's not enough space in this blog for me to convey the excitement and passion and opportunity that ActiveCamp has instilled in me!

From the moment I was greeted at the door leading to the main ballroom where the show was being presented I was welcomed by happy-raincampers that were all too excited to explain the venue, provide information and gift me with a very nice canvas activerain tote bag and other goodies!

The stage was set for an exciting informative fun filled loose environment where the only requirement was that you enjoyed yourself and walked away with tools that can only take your business with minimal effort and even less of an investment to the next level!  Ben Kinny presented a good part of the day with a cut to the point, witty attitiude he provided proven strategies and advice all day long! ActiveBob was a perfect co-host providing technical and statistical information on que. I sat in the front with a great view of all the action and was seated next Helen O'Hara from Patterson Swartz of DE and Laura Cerrano from Feng Shui Manhattan! 2 bright and amazing individuals! Lunch was equally as nice as Jonathan Washburn CEO of AR came to my table and shared some great insight on where the market is headed and how to best capitalize.

 

As the day moved on the second half featured an amazing Blog panel which consisted of my new friends Sheldon Neal,Cindy Jones and Patricia Kennedy. The session was the most informative for me as the information on blogging, interacting with clients and general all around insight was priceless! I videoed the talk and am in the process of figuring out how to upload it onto this site! Anyone who knows how to please email me!

The night wound down at the After-Hours cocktail reception where I had the pleasure of getting to know Sheldon Neal, Carolyn Tann Starr aka: Wordy C and Ernest Schiavone of Houlihan Lawrence. Sheldon and I discussed the amazing affect blogging has on keeping you motivated and inspired! It keeps you in the game! Sheldon explained. I agreed unequivocally. Wordy C and I took pics, laughed and shared stories about Susan Mangigian. 

In closing I am on fire with new contacts, leads, ideas, inspiration and motivation! Thank you to all that made it possible and if you weren't there maybe after reading this and many other blogs about the event you will be in the future!

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Lisa Abrams
The Abrams Group/ Re/Max Realty Services - Bethesda, MD

I would have loved to attend the Rain Camp in NY...

What is this about a rain camp in DC???  Please keep me posted....that is right here in my backyard!

Jan 14, 2010 10:03 AM #63
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Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

To,...Wecome to the great social network..Active Rain.  You are so lucky to have met some great people from AR and able to attend this rain camp.  I am hoping there will be one in Charlotte NC or perhaps DC.

Jan 14, 2010 10:39 AM #64
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Amy Reed
Allison James Estates and Homes - Durham, NC

Good to hear great feedback.  It's such a toss up to pull away from the business and attend conferences or to stay in the office and make 1000 calls.  This helps me determine what to plan for my pull away time this year.  Will look for an upcoming conference.

Jan 14, 2010 11:19 AM #65
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Rain Camp is a great experience.  I wish I could go again and look forward to it getting back to the West Coast.

Jan 14, 2010 11:28 AM #66
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Deborah Grimaldi
Re/Max 1st Choice - Cranston, RI
(401) 837-9633

I also attended Rain Camp NYC and really enjoyed the experience. Great photos.

Jan 14, 2010 12:01 PM #67
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Lyn Sims and the Blog Dog
Bartlett IL Real Estate & Homes - RE/MAX Suburban - Bartlett, IL

I bet you are so excited you head is about to explode! Sheldon looks 'smashing' in his suit & new tie! :-0

Jan 14, 2010 12:21 PM #68
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Welcome to the rain.  Raincamp was super and enough to make a beleiver out of anyone that attended.  Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you, but there's always the next raincamp.

Jan 14, 2010 12:37 PM #69
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John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Im jealous... you met Carolyn and Sheldon!! Welcome to AR. I know Im looking forward to the raincamp on Feb 2nd here in Dallas.

Jan 14, 2010 01:03 PM #70
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Linda Lohman
Fonville Morisey Realty - Cary, NC
Former Teacher/Broker

I'm still pouting I couldn't attend.  I'll see you in at the DC Rain Camp in May.

Jan 14, 2010 01:29 PM #71
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Martha Kolko
referral agent at Keller Williams NJ Metro Group - Montclair, NJ

I am sorry that I didn't get to meet you on Tuesday.  Maybe next time!  It was a great experience to say the least.

Jan 14, 2010 01:32 PM #72
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Tom Re
MrMold Certified Specialists - Parlin, NJ

OMG! I can't believe all the comments you rainmakers are posting!!! I was on the road all day and this is my 1st opportunity to respond to this amazing community!

For the people that did attend you know how incredible and valuable the information presented was!

For the people that could not make it you clearly can see from the comments and the synergy that was created this was a tremendous event and I suspect a good many of you will attend future camps!

 And for the people that were unaware of the event...Wake up! This single event will provide me with enough momentum to carry me long and far into the future with Activerain!

Thank you to all my AR brothers and sisters! And to you Wordy-C! LOOK BELOW!!!

 

Jan 14, 2010 02:14 PM #73
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SarahGray Lamm
Allen Tate Realtors Chapel Hill, NC 919-819-8199 - Chapel Hill, NC
Realtor - 100K Hours of NC Real Estate Experience

Welcome Tom! What an awesome way to start your AR 'career'! I have a similar pic with the smilin'C from RDU REBarcamp this year! Special she is!

Jan 14, 2010 03:03 PM #74
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June Tassillo
Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty - Franklin, NC
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Welcome to Active Rain Tom ~ You will be amazed before you even begin to find out what A&R is all about.  Thanks CTS for pointing me to this welcome wagon!

Jan 14, 2010 04:09 PM #75
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Good luck to you, Tom!  Sorry that I didn't get to meet you - I was there, but had to leave at the end.   What an incredible day it was!  I will agree!    Next time, I will plan ahead to continue for the after party.  Sooo much information, presented in a fun way, not a slow moment anywhere in the entire day!  There is no way I will ever be able to utilize all that was presented - next Rain Camp, here I come!   I need some more repitition.........

It was awesome!

Jan 14, 2010 07:41 PM #76
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Annie Holdreith
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International/Manhasset, New York - Manhasset, NY

Hi Tom

I too loved every moment and i am sory i did not get to meet you.  I am new to Active Rain too...RAINCAMP was the best one day seminar i have ever attended.  Like Dagny said...no lag time, no conference yawning despite the lack of onsite coffee!

It was great to say thanks to Ben, Brad and Bob at the afterparty.  I am still in awe that Ben has only been a realtor for 4 years.  Holy cow.

I feel lucky we in the NYC area got to go to Rain Camp in January...what a way to kick off your biz plan for 2010!  Woohoo! 

See you here in the rain soon!

annie

Jan 14, 2010 08:31 PM #77
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

The photos look like fun! I may go to the one in DC this summer!

Jan 14, 2010 09:05 PM #78
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Nathan Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Davenport, FL
Your Central Florida Real Estate Expert

Hi Tom,

I'm glad the event was productive for you. I plan on attending when AR comes down to our neck of the woods. I've heard nothing but good things so far and look forward to meeting my fellow rainers.

Jan 14, 2010 10:30 PM #79
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Brad Andersohn
Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad 707.646.1876

Hey Tom - we're glad you made it to RainCamp and that you enjoyed the day.  :-)

Jan 15, 2010 09:49 AM #80
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Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Tom... late to the party as ussual.... I am sorry that we didn't actually get to meet and talk some... maybe next time... glad you had a good time and good blog

Active RainCamp 2010 - the power of networking and friendships

Jeff Belonger

Jan 15, 2010 03:09 PM #81
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Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor

Glad you had a great time! I got to meet so many people I had only met online!  What a blast!  Keep up the good work and posts!

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